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Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Buyer's Guide

Nov 30, 2011, 03:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"ZFS gained kudos for providing a high level of data integrity and scalability, which has the potential to serve well as the basis for huge data repositories. Prior to the Oracle purchase, ZFS was gaining ground in combination with OpenSolaris as an inexpensive and effective way to mirror data across disks, thereby enabling redundancy and reliability on JBODs (Just a Bunch of Disks).

"In addition, ZFS offers copy-on-write (so there is no need to buy additional snapshot features), block checksums to detect corruption, an integrated file system/volume manager, write bundling and dynamic striping.

"These new ZFS boxes incorporate the rich feature set of traditional ZFS software. However, they also include several enhancements that highlight Oracle's promise to continue investing in its many Sun storage assets."

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